01-27-2009, 11:59 AM
Muslim Murder Enablers
Why does the mainstream media believe it necessary always to exonerate Islam from any responsibility for violence committed by Muslims in the name of Islam? Who decided that this must be done, and on what grounds, and why do they all fall into lockstep without question? |
NPR and the others are only enabling the murders of more women like Sandeela Kanwal. Why? Murders happen anywhere, among all groups, but this is not just a murder, it is an honor killing, and it simply isn't true that "this death could have happened...in any culture, with any family." If that were true, then where are the Christian honor killings, as one of the NPR commenters on this article said: "It would be the same part of the story is a christian said God told him to kill his daughter"? All right, put up or shut up: where are those Christians whom God is telling to kill their daughters?
Where is the Christian sect that teaches that while "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right," yet "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring"? In other words, a father who kills his daughter incurs no penalty. What Christian sect teaches that? The quotes are from a manual of Islamic law certified by the foremost institution in Sunni Islam, Al-Azhar in Cairo, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy: 'Umdat al-Salik (o1.1-2).
Where, if this murder could have happened in any culture, in any family, are the courts in majority-Christian or culturally Christian countries that teach that "murder to save a woman’s honour not a crime," as the Lahore High Court (LHC) in Pakistan declared just last Thursday?
When NPR retails nonsense of this kind, it only deflects attention from where it ought to be focused: upon Muslim communities in the West. Instead of exonerating Islam, NPR and the rest of the mainstream media ought to be calling upon Muslim leaders in America to acknowledge the widespread acceptance among Muslims of honor killing as Islamically correct, and calling upon them to begin to teach against it.
If they don't do this, there are certain to be more honor killings in the United States.
Yet it is unthinkable that NPR would start calling upon Muslim leaders not only to denounce honor killing, but to institute comprehensive, honest, transparent, inspectable programs in mosques and Islamic schools in America that teach against it and call it the crime that it is. And that in itself is a crime atop another crime.
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